Date: 13-Sep-00 08:03 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Denise "Dee" Lundy
Geographical location: Yucktown Alley
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Gawy Bumly
How did you find TTM? It found me
I am so very flattered that someone remembered The Trapezee Capers Show. It was really kind of ahead of its time. Sort of a Soupy Sales meets P Diddy & Lil' Kim. Mahcoe Van Dyke (later of Mahcoe's Scene on KOTV) was a frequent co-host. (I believe he later drove through Clayton's Vaughn's office at KOTV with a newscar, via the brick wall). Kangarooney was a faithful sidekick and yes, he did blow bubbles but it wasn't from his pouch!!! As for Chortles the Dingo Dog, he passed on many years ago after ingesting a bad batch of Ol'Roy. Had him stuffed by a talented taxidermist and he still makes appearances at store openings and an occasional county fair. That was one of his offspring that was auctioned at the recent Wanamaker Show. Thanks for the memories.

So we do have another star in our midst!

Date: 13-Sep-00 06:23 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Fatima
Geographical location: León, Guanajuato; Mexico
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: ¿?
How did you find TTM? In the web page

Well I think Hanson is so cool!!!!! I love Hanson especially Taylor, I know they came here and I hope they come again to here and read this comment. And I want somebody e-mail me please!!!!!
you can e-mail me at:

Fatima, I hope Hanson is (are) reading this, and you get your wish! The Hanson signing occurred in Guestbook 22.

Date: 13-Sep-00 05:16 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Mike Bruchas  
Geographical location: Warshington, Dee Cee
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Poor ole Pappy..
How did you find TTM? Reeves Boys threw me out on Harvard to find it....
Does anyone remember the little town Ike Horn took over to make furniture in?

In the pre-NAFTA days, someone told us he basically put a furniture factory in some small dying town in OK or western AR to build his sofas ("Use more foam, Maybelle!"), ScotchGuard them and make rough "woodsy" pine frames ("them beavers ain't pullin' their load, cuttin' stuff down!") furniture in.

Maybe this is where the infamous "HOME PACKS" came from?

Anyone know where this was?

By the way - it wasn't till I came to Tulsey that I heard of furniture grouped in suits - or was that - suites - in TV/radio ads. Hello, Frank Tutt! Legit furniture salesman or Ike Horn in a better "suite" of clothes???

We used to have a nasty joke about Bark-a-loungers' fillings that I won't mention here....

Claude Riggs and Frank earlier generation of furniture sellers.

Date: 13-Sep-00 01:00 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Gary Alan Brumley
Geographical location: Rose weed heights
Web siteEcho non Troppo
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: King Lionel
How did you find TTM? friends
There were a bunch of singers on Ted Creekmore's show, too...Margeret Brixey..Joanie Hardesty..Johnny Stills...Kenneth Card Speedy West...Gene and Ruby Brumley sang on one of his shows...also Garth Brooks' Mother sang on one of the shows...I think it was Lawhon's...Estes Ragland was a lead guitarist for Ted Creekmore who has played for Merle Haggard's band...Marvin Macullough was one of the best disc jockeys country had he was a little to far out for Tulsa's frigid crowd...but he was a real hoot...Ted Creekmore still has a band and goes fishing as often as he can...

I don't think the dapper Mr. Lawhon ever hosted a music show; that was probably the Horn Bros. show.

Date: 13-Sep-00 11:01 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Warren Webb
Geographical location: Turley
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Lee Woodward/ John Chick
How did you find TTM? newspaper
In the late 60's I was on the Mr. Zing and Tuffy Show and got an American flag. And I still have this flag and fly it.

Does anyone know where we can get a picture of Mr. Zing and the gang??? How about Lee and Lionel??? I really want these to have for my office wall. It really brings back memories for all when you talk about KING LIONEL.

Warren, you could print the pictures from this web site on high quality paper...I don't know of any other source at this date.

Date: 13-Sep-00 04:24 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Gary Alan Brumley
Geographical location: sticky Tops edition
Web siteEcho non Troppo
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: King Lionel
How did you find TTM? looking for picture tubes
hey Tulsa.....there are a lot of great places to remember and of course if you were born in the late forties you grew up right with the T.V. shows...I was wondering if anyone remembered the Denise Lundy Trappezee Capers show which came on late nights I think Channel Two KVOO...she had this puppet named Kangarooney that blew bubbles out of its pouch and a side kick named Chortles the Dingo was a cool show and in retrospect it reminded me of the Tom Robbins book Jitterbug Perfume...where are all these people....someone told me Chortles the Dingo dog was auctioned off at a gun show a couple of weeks ago...if anyone knows about the show let me know...happy Tulsa Trails..

We have had a visit from Dee Lundy, but she didn't reveal her Tulsa TV stardom if she is the same person you're talking about. Maybe Dee (or Don) is reading this...

Date: 12-Sep-00 09:54 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Erick
Geographical location: Tulsa
Concerning the new station...

If you look at the page Mike posted, the station is licensed by The Box. In case you aren't familiar (most aren't, I'm sure...thankfully), The Box is a 24-hour, viewer controlled music video station. Similar to MTV, VH-1 et al, but you can call a 1-900 number and spend 2 bucks to get a video played. This network can currently be seen in Tulsa on UHF 25. Channel 25, whose calls are KLOT, was originally an affiliate of the America One network (some may know it as Channel America). In fact, Sam Jones' most recent call-in show spent a few weeks on this station in '97. Gary Shore was a regular on this incarnation of the program. I have a feeling that 25 will either go back to the America One network, or perhaps will upgrade to a full-power station. The FCC database shows that KLOT has applied for a construction permit. So, to confuse us more, it appears that channel 25 should be the one to watch for.

Okay, I also have more "where was it?" questions. The photo on the main page is a still from a John F. Lawhon Furniture ad. Where was this store located? When did it close down? And the dire question, how exactly is Lawhon pronounced?!?

Wasn't it on Pine between Memorial and Sheridan? It is pronounced Law'-hahn.

Date: 12-Sep-00 11:52 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: linda devault (via email)  
Web sitewords are the most powerful drug
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: (see below)
How did you find TTM? email from the webmaster
Thanks very much for directing me to your site .... today I finally got a few minutes free to go and take a look around and --- wow! This stuff gives me goosebumps! It brings back so, so many memories from my childhood.

As I think I mentioned in the piece you apparently saw at my own site (where I referenced Mazeppa - I assume that's how you found me) I was born in Tulsa but we moved when I was still an infant to Arkansas, a small town called Siloam Springs located just across the Okla/Ark border. This was late 60's/early 70's when there were still not many tv stations, at least not in our little town. 'KTUL-TV, Channel 8, Tulsa, Oklahoma' -- I can't ever think of just 'Channel 8' or 'KTUL,' it's always the entire phrase in my head, drilled there from those ubiquitous station-ID voiceovers between shows -- was the mainstay in our house during my entire childhood. I remember so fondly not just Mazeppa, but John Chick (whom my mother took us girls to meet - we got autographs) and his 'Mr. Zing' show, and later the Uncle Zeb show ... these all figure so prominently and so happily in my memories. I even loved the news! I used to have a very major crush on Bob Hower (hubba!), and loved Don Woods' weather spots, especially when he drew his 'Gusty' picture each night to give away to some lucky viewing kid. I'd love to have a Gusty picture, never having gotten one back then.

John F. Lawhon It's funny, but I realize now at the ripe old age of 36 that some of these tv personalities helped shape my perception and even some of my preferences... I guess that's how it works for all of us, but it's just a little startling to realize it so consciously while staring at their faces again for the first time in 25 years or so. The John F. Lawhon commercial picture on your opening page made me actually gasp, like something out of The Twilight Zone - I had totally forgotten those, but when I saw it they all came rushing back. I can still remember his voice. And how about those Shawnee baking product commercials - 'It's as easy as 1-2-3, and Shawnee adds the [pause] 'me'!' ... hah!

I realize I should be writing all this in your guestbook -- feel free to reprint any of this wherever it's most appropriate at your site. I'll be looking around some more as I have time. Thanks again for taking time to send a note - otherwise I would probably never have known your site was there and would've been deprived of this great big slice of what feels distinctly like 'home.'

Best wishes with the site and future endeavors -

linda devault

Thanks for the delightful note, Linda! I discovered Linda's musings on Mazeppa while searching the internet, and sent her a note about this site.

That picture of John F. Lawhon looks as if it were taken in the Twilight Zone, a topic which has arisen here previously, near the bottom of Guestbook 44. The Shawnee jingle has insinuated its way onto this site, also, to the consternation of many.

You, too, can own your own Gusty...visit the Weather page on this site and take the link to Don's web page!

Date: 12-Sep-00 11:08 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Steve Bagsby  
Geographical location: Carbondale U.S.A. (by golly)
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Claude Riggs
How did you find TTM? Standing in line at Buger Chef
That music store you guys refer to is "Roy and Candy's". They were at 21st & Memorial for years and have since moved to 61st and Mingo (in Alsuma U.S.A. by golly). I believe Roy Ferguson and Candy Noe were regulars on the Longhorn Wingding, but I'm not sure. They still do live ad spots over KVOO (Big Country 1170 by golly). They are some nice folks.

I do remember Candy Noe on the Horn Bros. show, along with Pam Van Dyke, who is active in the Tulsa Jazz Society today.

Scroll back down and take another look at Steve Todoroff's note...there is a now a picture of that Leon McAuliffe album he spoke of.

Oh, yeah, Claude Riggs! I think that is the 1st time he has been mentioned!

Date: 12-Sep-00 09:07 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: John Hillis  
Geographical location: Somewhere Northeast of Turley
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Beally Pahkah (as the English DJ on KVOO would pronounce him)
How did you find TTM? On the back of a ticket stub from Cain's Academy
I didn't realize the Hank Thompson show was done at 8, or maybe just didn't remember. Buck Owens did his rhinestone and wagonwheel "Ranch Show" at WKY for a long time.

Buck was no fool (owned several radio stations, most of which I think he sold for gazillions) and kept ownership of the show, so those old tapes are with him in Bakersfield, I guess. I saw some of those old shows about 15 years ago in glorious low-band 2" color. Sharkskin suits in colors not known to nature with artful ornamentation by "Nudie" Cohen, but great music, particularly when the late Don Rich would chime in on harmony.

I heard tell that Buck and Roy didn't much get along on the set of Hee Haw--Buck, I always heard, had a pretty short fuse, and tended to be sort of aloof. Maybe Mr. Sartain can confirm or refute.

Hank Thompson, during my Tulsa tenure, taught a course in country music at Claremore Jr. College. That would be cool--a curriculum of Hank, Buck, Bob and Johnnie Lee, and Leon and lesson charts of Merle Haggard's ex-wives.

Also during my Tulsa years, Leon McAuliffe and the Cimmaron Boys played about every weekend somewhere, generally the Caravan Ballroom.

Brain stretcher...what was the music store over there 'round 11th and Memorial? Somebody and Somebody's, but I can't pull up the names.

I believe Porter Wagoner did his clothes shopping at Nudie's, too.

Date: 12-Sep-00 01:30 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: James
Hey, I wrote in last week about a new tv station coming to Tulsa. I thought I made a mistake with the channel # but I looked in a tv data base site (it's late at night, I'm bored, sue me.) Anyways, it is going to be channel 51 KOPE and yeah, it's a low power tv station.So, I guess that will mean Cox cable won't carry it.

Here is a database that backs James up:

But here is one that says it is in Des Moines:

Which is right? The 1st one is more up-to-date.

Date: 11-Sep-00 07:38 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: David W. Reynolds  
Geographical location: Lake Tenkiller
Web siteThe Walrus Was Crow Beatles Page!
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: The gentleman who did the Buffalo Fine Jewelry commercials.
Well, you can look upon this as Jerry Pippin's show going down hill for sure if you want, but I'll be on the show Sept. 21st, talkin' Beatles, Muskogee, and whatever else, maybe a few rare tracks. Hope I can count on all you ex- Muskogee-uns to be there! Thanks!

David, we'll get a notice up on the Bulletin Board!

Date: 11-Sep-00 05:55 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Mike Bruchas  
Geographical location: Tulsey on the Patowmac
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality
How did you find TTM? Bill's T Records has a coupon for 10 free visits inside all Ferlin Husky albums....
Jim Reid's story reminded me of a similar instance with a faded country star when 8 was doing "The Hank Thompson Show" - I forget with whom - they brought in 1 or 2 33 new rpm records to lip sync to and all the cuts were unusable, so the guest just chatted with Hank. The only place I ever saw that show - was on 6 and much later on OETA.

My biggest thrill of that show was drooling over Roy Clark's Ovation guitar - then the new rage in gitboxes. Roy was in on a Sunday and sat in the empty 8 newsroom and just picked some. He IS a great guitarist. With the shot posted here of 8's 1st floor newsroom with Mike Miller and Jeff Rosser typing away-for a reference - I can still picture him sitting by the window at the chair next Rosser's/Hower's desk - playing the guitar. Sweet!

We had Hank Snow and a lot of folks I had never heard of on the show, Jim Halsey produced and Ray Clevenger "another Hollywood director" - clad in shades, turtle-neck and fur-padded earmuff on his old headset over his bad pate - directed many of the segments. It never became another Porter Wagoner or Marty Robbins show but was fun to work on.....

Dan P. Holmes, Sr., courtesy of Frank Morrow Date: 11-Sep-00 04:39 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Frank Morrow
Geographical location: Austin, Texas
I previously entered a yarn about Jesse Ashlock, the former fiddler and occasional singer and songwriter in the Bob Wills band, and the music program we did on KTUL in 1954. He related a story about a Wills recording session in California.

During the first take of the first song, Wills came out with his famous call, “Ahhhhh-Hawww.” The arrogant producer of the record came out into the studio, called a halt to the music, and asked what that strange call was. Wills explained. The expert replied that it was a dumb thing to do, and ordered Bob not to use it in the recording session.

After superciliously walking back to the control room, he ordered the recording session to continue. The band played, but it was a desultory performance. Finally, the producer shuffled back into the studio, and meekly asked, “Bob, you can do your little call after all.”

Frank's previous story is the 8th item down in Guestbook 33.

Frank just emailed me a picture of Dan P. Holmes, Sr. At the end of his TV ads in the 60s and 70s, Mr. Holmes invariably made an impassioned plea to get Highway 33 fixed. He had business interests in Arkansas, which kept him in touch with the poor quality of the road. He finally got his wish, and the new road is named after him.

Date: 11-Sep-00 03:09 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Jim Reid
Geographical location: Dallas
Mike was talking about Huck commenting on the quality of music on the Chick show. Of course to get on the show, you had to go through the rigorous test of actually showing up.

One morning an older woman came in to sing one song. She was pretty proud of that song and had even made a 45rpm record of herself doing it. Since she had paid to get the record done, she wanted to lip-sync to it.

They ran the record up to B audio and John intro'd her and they rolled the record and she began to sing. Well, closest thing I'd heard to that song was when two cats got into a really nasty fight outside my window.

Having heard enough, Huck got on the production page and said "get this woman off, she's terrible!". Unfortunately, since she was lip-syncing, no mics were open and the speakers were not muted in the studio. The woman stopped, (the record continued) and started looking up like she had been spoken to by God.

That kind of morning wasn't unusual on the Chick show.

Great story!

Huck West Date: 11-Sep-00 02:36 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Mike Bruchas  
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Leon McAuliffe or Leon Holland - you make the call
How did you find TTM? Oertle's Notions Dept. has it next to varmint cages....
As ex-KTULers from the 70's can testify - the late Huck West would say on headset, "Take it away, Leon!" when the Chick Show had a band that was rockin'. But for years - I thought he was talking about Engineering Supervisor Leon Holland doing a jig or gettin' down to the music. Leon might do that - if a "toe tapper". Till someone enlightened me - it was a line stolen from Bob Wills (now my patron saint in music)!

Oh, yeah, Huck would also "Wooooo!" if the music was really cookin'!

Here's a "Wooooooo!" for you, Huck, we all still miss ya!

Here's another story on this site about Huck West.

Date: 11-Sep-00 02:27 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Steve Todoroff
Geographical location: Houston, TX
Web siteMazeppa.Com
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Mazeppa, of course!
How did you find TTM? Mike Ransom
A double helping of Leon! I don't have any local stories about the late Leon McAuliffe, but I do have a story about Leon and another Leon from Tulsa working together in Los Angeles.

In doing research for the Leon Russell bio I discovered that he had played on a session at Capitol Records on 7/9/63 for Leon McAuliffe. I thought it odd that Russell only had one song listed for that session so I contacted Leon McAuliffe in March 1989 at the college where he was teaching and he told me the following:

"Leon Russell did play on one of my sessions, a song called ‘I Fall To Pieces’ on the Capitol Records instrumental album [Dancinest Band Around] I produced. He came up to me after one song and said, 'I’m not playing the style of piano that you need for this record. I’ve heard some of your piano players and I can’t play like that.' We got Billy Livert from Nashville to play on the rest of the sessions, but I always admired Leon for what he did that day."

I wish now I'd taken more time visiting with Leon McAuliffe. I'm sure he had a million stories to tell!

Steve Todoroff

Houston, TX

Since Leon Russell's real name is Russell Bridges, I have wondered if he borrowed the name "Leon" from Leon McAuliffe. Do you know, Steve?...Steve replied via email: "Leon actually took the name from a fake ID he was using." More about that in Steve's upcoming book about Leon.

Steve sent a picture of the album he was talking about.

Date: 11-Sep-00 01:46 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Steve Bagsby  
Geographical location: Red Fork I.T.
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Gene & Cleta Oafe (and how about all their little Oafes...or Oaves?)
How did you find TTM? Lurking behind the Snowcone machine at the 11th St. Drive-In
Being a steel guitar player, I've heard many things come up about "Take It Away" Leon McAuliffe. I know he had been on radio and TV here. Anybody out there have any stories concerning those broadcasts?

Date: 11-Sep-00 12:57 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Don Norton (KOTV News 1953-1960)  
Geographical location: Tulsa, Car & Ozone Capital
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: All of them in the l950s
How did you find TTM? Bill Hyden mention
Frank Morrow and Al Clauser are absolutely right--Andres Segovia is the world's greatest guitarist.

However, Roy Clark occasionally will attempt classical guitar with good results.

Don, did you check out the pictures of your old Pilotuner at the bottom of Guestbook 51?

Date: 11-Sep-00 12:01 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Bryan Crain
Geographical location: Claremore
The Capri Drive-in Theater was at 7600 West Charles Page in Sand Springs. It is now a "Pull-A-Part" auto salvage. A few years back Pull-A-Part had a radio spot that referred to the location as "the old Capri Drive-in".

Thanks, Bryan.

Date: 11-Sep-00 11:43 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Jim Back
Geographical location: Edmond
Regarding the early days of stereo radio. I recall as a kid in Kansas City, about 1960, there were occasions when a TV station would broadcast some special event, say a concert, and the left channel was through the TV set, while the right channel was available on an FM radio station. I also remember at least one occasion when some special events were fed with one channel on an AM station and the other channel on an FM station. That didn't last very long, but I distinctly remember it as a precursor to stereo.

Also, as recently as about 1986 it was a big deal to watch some live concert (on HBO, MTV, etc) and have the stereo simulcast on the radio.

We've come a long way, baby.

I remember a TV/FM simulcast of Ella Fitzgerald from the Performing Arts Center in about 1978-79, maybe PAC's debut act.

Date: 11-Sep-00 11:03 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Erick
Geographical location: right behind the site of the Riverside Drive In
How did you find TTM? It was at the bottom of my bag of popcorn
Drive In query:

I know that the Riverside was at about 71st and Trenton, and I know where the Admiral Twin is, but where was the Capri?

Date: 11-Sep-00 07:59 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Jim Ruddle
Geographical location: Rye
Back to oldtimers: One of the best announcers to come out of Tulsa was Bill Fountain, who moved to Chicago and for years was a leading commercial spokesman for various firms, most notably a Michigan Avenue furniture company. He suffered from a deteriorating health condition and I don't know what happened to him. His sister, Ann Fountain, was a gorgeous, tall, brunette who worked at KOME radio in the late forties. Don't know what became of her, either.

Does anybody have additional info?

I've done some searching and struck out so far...but I sent a query to Rich Samuels, who has an excellent web site about Chicago broadcasting that Mike Bruchas discovered back in Guestbook 6: We'll see what Mr. Samuels has to say.

Speaking of Chicago TV, Irv Kupcinet's Chicago-based syndicated talk show was seen in Tulsa for awhile in the 60's.

Date: 11-Sep-00 07:05 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Mike Bruchas  
How did you find TTM? It was under my John F. Lawhon Bark-a-lounger...
Radio guys - remember discrete and SQ stereo for surround sound? I guess it died because there were 2 standards and I think the various FM stations in Tulsa used one OR the other, not both. I had a Radio Shack "de-coder" amp for this and I think SEVCO sold Sansui tuners that coped with it.

I see surround sound is back for home theatre applications.

What about AM stereo? As I recall KVOO-AM tried it but in most markets it fizzled too. Not enough cars with AM Stereo tuners though I remember GM/Delco made a big thing about all NEW radios in some models - back in the '70's - had AM compatability....

Now about them 8 track decks....

And how 'bout them 4-track decks? Bought one used back then, and the only tape I had for it was Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs doing "Sugar Shack" (somewhat shakily due to the horrendous wow and flutter).

Date: 10-Sep-00 08:12 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Gary Alan Brumley
Geographical location: Roseweed edition
Web siteecho non troppo
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Spanky
How did you find TTM? underground connections
Hello T.V. watchers. I must admit that my last letter was subject to corporate censorship...I didn't say football enough times....I have been on Betty Boyd's show and the John Chick show, Mr. Brewster's...Spanky's show...also on with Ted Creekmore....I just went there to be seen and maybe win some presents....Spanky was the coolest guy...although I think Lee Woodward was the real King of them all...Lionel knew some really deep stuff and could say it in a really shallow way...I have thought about coming out with a CD in tribute to Lionel....after all he was King right along with Elvis and I think Lionel was on an album with the chipmunks one year....

Date: 10-Sep-00 05:48 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Lowell Burch
Geographical location: Outdoor seating section in front of the Admiral Twin projection booth
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Mr. Garrett, protege of TJE
How did you find TTM? Recommended by Bobby Knight
I wish that they could have broadcast the soundtrack on FM when I was growing up. I could sit in my backyard at the bottom of Cinncinati Hill and see the screen of the Skyline Drive-In, I just couldn't hear it. That was back when the Capri and many others had playgrounds that included motorized rides, many that were built, I understand, out of salvaged WWII bombers by Bob Bell (Bell's Amusement Park).

Date: 10-Sep-00 08:49 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Erick
Geographical location: Tulsa
Hey Ransom, here's a little warning about the Admiral Twin. I was out there in July to see 'Shaft', and the guys running the concession stand are a couple of grade A punks. I got some nachos, and one of them was not very generous with the simulated cheese!

A nice cool breeze was blowing last night...perfect drive-in weather.

We arrived late and headed for the concession stand. When we asked a worker what had happened in the movie so far, she shrugged, but another patron in line filled us in. Luckily, she wasn't parsimonious with the cheese food product.

The sound quality is better these days. No more speakers hanging in your window, although the old poles are still there. The soundtrack is at 88.3 FM for the East screen, 88.5 for the West. See if you can tune them in next time you buzz by on the Crosstown Expressway.

Nice supporting role for Gailard Sartain in "The Replacements". I hope there weren't too many takes for the scene where he gets a jug of Gatorade dumped on his head!

Date: 10-Sep-00 02:22 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Emmett Mathis
Geographical location: Left coast
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Answering webmaster about Capri.
How did you find TTM? AOL
I remember the Capri, did it still have the train going around the playground? I left Oklahoma in 1970 so I missed those movies you were writing about, when I went there they had pretty decent movies. Another thing I remember they had 2 sets of seats under the stars, in front of the concession stand and the other one in front of the playground. I also remember that if the stockyard workers worked at night it really smelled. Question, now is it still standing or has it been torn down too? If it's still there check to see if the train is still under the screen, and let me know.

It is torn down now. By the time I got there (1971), there was no train and no playground, since it was then an adult film venue.

The picture you see on the Drive-In page was a B & W photo taken in the 80s when the Capri was boarded up and gone further to seed. I used some digital tricks to restore it to its former glory.

Date: 09-Sep-00 04:24 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Webmaster  
Geographical location: Admiral Twin Drive-In concession stand
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Fritz von Zeppa
How did you find TTM? By stimulating my dormant synapses with house current
Hey, Gailard Sartain's most recent movie, "The Replacements", is playing at the Admiral Twin right now...I plan to make it out there this weekend!

Date: 09-Sep-00 07:48 AM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Lowell Burch
Geographical location: Not far from the KVOO towers
Favorite Tulsa TV show or personality: Benny the Crusher
How did you find TTM? It is part of my daily diet.
I enjoy the contributors to this book taking time to chase rabbits once in awhile but it is always good to get back to the topic of vintage Tulsa media.

Does anyone remember radio personality Mary in the Morning? She was on the air for a short time in '76 or so. She had a fabulous voice but she couldn't hit the right button on the console if some held a gun to her head. I believe that is why her career was short-lived, maybe not.

Lowell can be seen in his AMX in the previous Guestbook (#51).

Date: 08-Sep-00 11:58 PM (on Tulsa Time)
Name: Webmaster  
Just archived Guestbook 51; this is #52.

In #51, we saw an FM Pilotuner, remembered by Don Norton. SEVCO's Joe Pierre was again remembered. We heard from an Oom-A-Gog drawing winner, and hand shaker. A "Dance Party" dancer wrote in, and was remembered by Lee Woodward, an early host of the show. Memories of Cy Tuma led to a new Cy Tuma page. We sidetracked into discussions of Dodge "Aspirins", Volares and other non-radio/TV memories, drawing a mild remonstrance from Noel Confer, who viewed all these topics as lemons. ;-)

Stay tuned as we more or less get back on the TV/radio track (unless another worthy topic comes up, such as "Black Draught", or "Ahrspins", or "Oertle's", or...)

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